The 10 most influential people in Britain

Monday 26 January 2015 09:00
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Debrett’s has published its annual list of the 500 most influential and inspiring people in Britain. Here are 10 individuals named number one in their particular group.

Art Banksy – street artist

Books Malorie Blackman, OBE – novelist, below

Broadcasting David Abraham – chief executive, Channel 4

Food Jason Atherton – chef

Music Damon Albarn – Blur frontman

Philanthrophy & activism Camila Batmanghelidjh, CBE – founder, Kids Company

Politics Lord Ashcroft – former deputy chairman, Conservative party

Retail Mike Ashley – founder, Sports Direct

Science & medicine Maggie Aderin-Pocock – space scientist

Sport Clare Balding, OBE – TV presenter

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